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Scooter rental and Captain Morgan

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Scooter rental and Captain Morgan

Is there a place to rent scooters to explore Playa Del Carmen. Also is there a place near Riu Palace RM to buy Captain? Trip planned May 2-9

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1. Re: Scooter rental and Captain Morgan

Please don't...for many reasons. First of all, the resort zone of Playa is small enough to walk around. You don't need a scooter to explore it. Or if you prefer there is a bike path on 10th Ave which runs the length of the resort zone. You can't take a scooter onto 5th Avenue (the main pedestrian walkway through the resort zone) and once outside the resort zone the traffic can be very busy...too busy to safely navigate a scooter if you are unfamiliar with the area. Accidents are very common. And if you want to visit locations outside of Playa (Akumal, Tulum, Coba, Xpu-ha) you will not be able to reach them on a scooter. Taking a scooter on the main highway would be suicidal. Walk, bike, rent a car or take the bus or a taxi. But our advice is forget the scooter.

Tony & Cheri

Edited: 22 January 2014, 23:57
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2. Re: Scooter rental and Captain Morgan

Make your vacation a happy one, and forget the scooter.

Captain Morgan and other spiced rums are readily available at most of the liquor stores.

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3. Re: Scooter rental and Captain Morgan

Captain Morgans and a Moped Rental. Like paper and fire!

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4. Re: Scooter rental and Captain Morgan

LLOL

My first thought was also that that seemed a dangerous combination. :-)

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5. Re: Scooter rental and Captain Morgan

Yeah, but the scooter is more dangerous. Rent a motorcycle before the scooter, but Playa is much easier and more fun to explore on foot. Half of the exploration is on the beach.

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6. Re: Scooter rental and Captain Morgan

Once you experience the traffic in Playa you'll understand the warnings and concerns. Not for the faint of heart, even in a full sized sedan! Lots of walking but that's what you do. Stroll here and there. No need for scooters really. Colectivos and buses for trips outside of PDC. Cabs always available.

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7. Re: Scooter rental and Captain Morgan

Speaking of Captain Morgan, do they have it at Riu Palace RM? I have some friends arriving on Sept 20th and that is their drink of choice. I told them to skip the Captain and go for the Don Julio...lol :-)

Thanks,

Michelle

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8. Re: Scooter rental and Captain Morgan

quote: Captain Morgans and a Moped Rental. Like paper and fire!

I was going to say gasoline and a match

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9. Re: Scooter rental and Captain Morgan

You can do much better than Captain Morgan while in Mexico. Instead try some Havana Club Anejo for some truly top shelf sipping nirvana

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10. Re: Scooter rental and Captain Morgan

Sean speaks the truth

Barbados (Gay) rum, Fleur De Cana, Havana 5 yr old, Ron Zacapa rum

So many to choose